- Andy Murray hails unforgettable Davis Cup victory – video
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• Substitute scores in 69th minute as Mark Sampson’s side find it tough
It was meant to be a joyous, goal-filled occasion as England played their first home match since winning bronze at the summer’s World Cup finals in Canada. On a highly frustrating afternoon and in front of an enthusiastic, five-figure crowd at a windy and rain-swept Ashton Gate, however, Mark Sampson’s team had to settle for a 69th-minute goal by the substitute Jill Scott to beat a Bosnia-Herzegovina side regarded as one of the minnows of their Euro 2017 qualifying group.Continue reading...
Football Federation Australia’s lack of clarity on the issue of an appeals process for banned fans and its response to recent criticism is a dereliction of duty
The mass walk-out by A-League active supporters began in the 30th minute of Saturday night’s clash between Melbourne Victory and Adelaide United. A heaving, colourful block of Victory supporters departed in a matter of minutes, leaving behind an eerily quiet stadium.
As the supporters walked out they sang “we are not criminals”, but outside, as they continued to watch the game on the big screen, they were ringed by a heavy police contingent.Continue reading...
• Scot undecided about playing next year’s tournament
Andy Murray savoured the most emotional moment of his career after he drove Great Britain to Davis Cup glory for the first time since 1936 with his 6-3, 7-5, 6-3 victory over Belgium’s David Goffin.
Five years after Britain won a Europa/Africa Group II relegation play-off against Turkey, their astonishing triumph saw Leon Smith’s team rise to No1 in the Davis Cup rankings and they could not have done it without Murray. The world No2 is the owner of two grand slams and an Olympic gold medal, but he poured his heart and soul into this campaign and there was the added satisfaction of winning the final alongside his elder brother Jamie.Continue reading...
- Bulldogs ended regular season with 9-3 record
- ESPN reports that coach was fired by Georgia
Mark Richt stepped down as Georgia’s coach on Sunday in what is being called a “mutual” decision, although ESPN reported he had been fired.
Georgia athletic director Greg McGarity said in a statement he met with Richt on Sunday morning “to discuss the status of our football program.” McGarity said the two “mutually agreed that he would step down as head coach and would have the opportunity to accept other duties and responsibilities at UGA following the bowl game.”Continue reading...
• Director of rugby Richard Cockerill delighted with win
There should have been only one winner on a foul wet Sunday afternoon in the east Midlands. As the wind picked up and the tempest reached its height the players deserved credit merely for staying out on the pitch. A gallantry medal could also have been presented to the performance troupe required to dance along to Adele’s Hello at half-time in conditions which would have ruffled a deep-sea trawlerman.Continue reading...
The ghostbuster of British tennis struck again. Laying the ghosts of the past to rest is Andy Murray’s speciality and the man who succeeded in his incredible solo mission to end Great Britain’s wait for a male singles champion in a grand slam, Wimbledon and the Olympics powered his country to Davis Cup glory for the first time since 1936 after three days of frantic tennis against a gutsy Belgium team. Murray has ended a combined total of 336 years of hurt.Continue reading...
This was another one of those days for Arsenal. They are the ones when so much goes wrong for them and they make it difficult to predict with any certainty that they can end their 12-year wait for the Premier League title.
Arsène Wenger’s team had bossed the opening 40 minutes or so and, as they led through Mesut Özil’s fourth goal of the season, the path to the three points looked clear enough. But they suffered a mad few moments before the interval, when an error from the substitute, Gabriel, enabled Lewis Grabban to equalise and Wes Hoolahan should have put Norwich City 2-1 in front.Continue reading...
• Spirit Of Gondree (Kempton 3.20) is the next best
2.20 Honey Badger 2.50 Sunbaked 3.20 Spirit Of Gondree (nb) 3.50 Shaan 4.20 Mytimehascome 4.50 Dukes Meadow 5.20 Midnight Dance 5.50 MaymyoContinue reading...
There was no lack of endeavour or effort from Swansea City but, once again, no points for Garry Monk. The under-pressure manager suffered an unfortunate but self-inflicted defeat as Neil Taylor’s handball gifted Liverpool victory at Anfield. Jürgen Klopp, by contrast, has his men in the habit of winning.
James Milner’s 63rd minute penalty separated the sides and brought Liverpool a sixth win in their past seven matches. With Jordan Henderson and Daniel Sturridge appearing as second-half substitutes Klopp’s squad is getting stronger along with their league position, although this was a muted affair and subdued performance.Continue reading...